[act-ma] 4/1 SoJust Skillshare: Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers

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Tue Mar 12 06:13:54 PDT 2013


<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><span  
style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:normal">(I'll  
be sending 3 emails today about 3 upcoming SoJust events. Didn't want  
you to miss any of them!)</span></p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px">Even one call, letter or email expressing concern  
about an issue can get your lawmaker's attention. <strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Join Socializing for Justice for  
a Skillshare on how to Make Your Voice Matter With Lawmakers at The  
NonProfit Center on April 1st, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.</strong></p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><b><font color="#ff0000">Register</font></b><font  
color="#272727"> at <a href="http://www.sojust.org"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a> - Newcomers always welcomed!</font><br>
<font color="#272727"><b>Fee</b>: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the  
trainer.</font><br><font color="#272727">Limited space - register ahead of  
time.</font><br><font color="#272727">Credit cards accepted online. Cash  
only at the door (if space available).</font></p>
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0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><br></p><p  
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SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common  
values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow  
for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series,  
hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity  
for movement building.</p>
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style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"> </p><p  
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<strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Make Your Voice Matter  
With Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary</strong></p><p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
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<span style="font-family:inherit">This empowering session is for people who  
care about social justice and want to eliminate the root causes of social  
problems and inequities. The workshop focuses on easy ways to share  
opinions with public officials who can make a difference.</span> <span  
style="font-family:inherit">Learn what carries weight with lawmakers and  
the key role constituents play. Discover how to adapt your interpersonal  
skills to influence lawmakers’ thinking and votes. Find out how to grab  
your lawmaker’s attention in just a few minutes a month. Leave with the  
skills and confidence to act on your beliefs.</span></p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px">6:00-6:30 Socializing - <em>bring your own  
dinner</em><br>
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A</p><p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px">ABOUT OUR PRESENTER</p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Miriam Stein, MSW</strong>, is  
an experienced advocacy trainer, consultant and speaker. She is committed  
to helping people from all walks of life become comfortable expressing  
their views to lawmakers. Her recent book, <em>Make Your Voice Matter With  
Lawmakers: No Experience Necessary</em> is based on a unique curriculum  
Miriam developed for her advocacy workshops. <br>
Miriam is the Advocacy Consultant to the Interfaith Advocacy Network to End  
Family Homelessness. Previously, she was Director of Governmental Affairs  
at the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter and Director of  
Communications at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy  
Coalition. She heads the Diversity Advisory Committee to the Superintendent  
of Schools in Arlington, MA and was co-chair of Arlington’s Diversity Task  
Group for more than ten years. <span style="font-family:inherit">Learn more  
about Miriam and her book at <a href="http://www.makeyourvoicematter.com/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.makeyourvoicematter.com</a><WBR>.</span></p>
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0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><span  
style="font-family:inherit;font-size:small"><br>
</span></p><p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">*<a  
href="http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">DIRECTIONS</a> - The NonProfit Center</strong> is located  
one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible  
through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.<br>
______________________________<WBR>___________________________<br><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Socializing for Justice - <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a></strong><br>
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring  
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this  
"Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to  
reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).</p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px">With 2200+ members and 6+ years of creating a  
diverse cross-issue community in Boston, Socializing for Justice is the  
best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're  
looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.</p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">YES, WE MEAN  
YOU.</strong> We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual  
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone  
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.</p>
<p  
style="line-height:19px;color:rgb(39,39,39);font-size:14px;font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;margin:0px  
0px 0.7em;padding:0px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Want to know more about  
SoJust?</strong> Check out our <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/3187615"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">Frequently Asked Questions</a> and <a  
href="http://sojust.org/photos/"  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit;color:rgb(33,117,177);text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">past event photos</a>!</p>
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